Spanish School, 17th Century
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Spanish School, 17th Century

A man holding a staff seen from behind

Details
Spanish School, 17th Century
A man holding a staff seen from behind
with ink inscription 'Orrente'
red chalk, the upper two corners cut
9 ¾ x 6 3/8 in. (24.9 x 16.4 cm.)
Provenance
Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878), and by descent to the present owners.
Sale room notice
Please note that this drawing was made after the standing figure holding a stick in Valentin de Boulogne's (1591?–1632) painting The martyrdom of Saints Martinian and Processus. De Boulogne executed the painting in 1629 for the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and it is now in the Vatican Pinacoteca (see M. Mojana, Valentin de Boulogne, Milan, 1989, no. 50, ill.).

Lot Essay

Although it bears an old attribution to Pedro Orrente (1580-1645), this drawing can't be connected to any known composition by the artist and differs stylistically from the few known drawings by him.

We are grateful to Dr. Zahira Véliz and Benito Navarrete Prieto for their assistance in cataloguing this drawing.
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